Katherine Kelly Lang has always shined when her character on The Bold and the Beautiful, Brooke Logan Forrester, fights opponents for Ridge Forrester’s love. Her recent scenes with Dr. Taylor Hayes, Ridge’s ex-wife, were classic B&B and they earned Lang Performer of the Week for B&B honors.
Katherine Kelly Lang – Performer of the Week
Brooke walked into step-daughter Steffy Forrester Finnegan’s (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) abode loaded for bear, ready to confront Taylor (Krista Allen). Sure, she was there to talk about Douglas Forrester (Django Ferri) and his primary custody but, first, Brooke wanted to lay down the law with her rival regarding her what she thinks she’s trying to do with her husband Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kaye) affections.
Soon, the subject changed to Douglas but Taylor, tapping into her psychiatrist role, surmised that Brooke was far more concerned about Ridge than she was about her grandson. Brooke shrugged off Taylor’s insights, noting she wasn’t happy about the smooch Ridge and Taylor shared in Monte Carlo but she certainly didn’t feel threatened.
Watching Brooke and Taylor volley remarks back and forth at one another is like watching a great tennis match. Brooke is confident in her position that Douglas needs to remain in the primary care of his mother, Hope Logan Spencer (Annika Noelle); Taylor, naturally, is siding with her son, Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson), Douglas’s birth father. When Taylor pointed out that Thomas has worked really hard on his issues, Brooke used the fact that Thomas even has issues as ammunition against her rival.
“Hello, pot, meet kettle,” Taylor shot back at Brooke when she pointed out Thomas’s misdeeds. Taylor kept trying to reason with Brooke. When she deftly pointed out that both she (Taylor) and Ridge were focusing on their family, Brooke quickly interjected that Ridge was her husband — not Taylor’s.
Taylor countered by noting to Brooke that she and Ridge have a core family that they need to nurture — just as Brooke and Ridge do. She made a dig by noting that Brooke and Eric also have a core family (ouch) and Brooke and Deacon also have a core family (double ouch) on which Brooke needs to focus. (Kudos to Krista Allen for also bringing strength and commitment to Taylor in these must-see scenes with Lang’s Brooke.)
Brooke put forth her opinion that this wasn’t about Douglas at all. She accused Taylor of using the little boy to try to get Ridge back. “You’re not going to take Douglas,” Katherine Kelly Lang’s Brooke steadfastly maintained. “You’re not going to do that to Hope. And you are certainly are not going to do that to me.”
Brooke has been B&B’s steadfast leading heroine for the show’s entire 35 years and counting. Kudos to Katherine Kelly Lang for bringing the same passion and commitment she has infused her character with since the show’s premiere to today’s storylines.
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